Adapt Revival posed a challenge for Mike Flanagan as he arrived to testify once. Stephen King’s 2014 novel is considered one of his best recent endeavors as well as one of his scariest giving the prolific creator of The Curse of Hill House a chance to experiment with cosmic horror and depart from humanism. who usually enact their works. Directing The Game of Gerald and Doctor Sleep based on his admired Maine writer must have prepared him for this challenge but sadly we just learned that the production of Revival has been canceled.
Flanagan himself has revealed it on his Twitter account talking to a fan about Midnight Mass the new Netflix series
That he recently finished directing and that according to him had been the best experience of his career. Sadly it doesn’t move on the director said. The project is not going to continue, unfortunately. Although both Revival and Midnight Mass involve priests Midnight Mass was conceived a few years before Revival was published and the similarities end with the collar. I would have liked to do both!
He has not given details about the reasons for this cancellation, although we can guess that it was due to a combination of the resounding box office failure of Doctor Sueno, the austere anti-COVID awareness environment that spreads in Hollywood, or Flanagan’s own fatigue. which also recently confirmed that it had no plans to pursue haunted houses after The Curse of Bly Manor. In addition to Midnight Mass, the director plans to soon join another Netflix series The Midnight Club, based on the novel by Christopher Pyke.
As for Revival, it is known for now if Flanagan’s withdrawal
implies that the project is canceled altogether. After all the director of Doctor Sueno was not the first to take charge of the adaptation this was Josh Boone, who came to write a script but ended up opting for a series also based on King’s work. Its title was The Stand and it has already premiered on CBS All Access.